HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 cc467-8W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Attorney-General how many cases there were during each of the years 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972, when adults appearing in Crown Courts administered by the Lord Chancellor's Department, who were charged with criminal offences other than motoring offences, and who were suffering from no physical incapacity, were permitted to occupy seats in court adjacent to those occupied by their defending lawyer; and if he will give particulars thereof.

The Solicitor-General

This information is not available. Moreover, Crown Courts have only been administered by the Lord Chancellor's Department since the commencement of the Courts Act, 1971.

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